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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

"Sailboat at Anchor in Baynes Sound" juried into an art show - yowza!

I just heard that my quilted wall art piece, "Sailboat at Anchor in Baynes Sound", has been juried into the art show at the Comox Airport. The show, on the theme Wanderlust, will run from December 2014 to May 2015. My first juried show! Thrilled, excited, validated - that's me.

Every bit of fabric is pieced, no raw edge applique or fusing. I am rather proud of my curved seams. The boat is needle turn applique. The skinny mast on the sailboat is another accomplishment. I machine quilted it all. The back is rather fine and shows the picture quite beautifully. Hmm, no pic of that. (I will edit this post in another day or two and add a pic of the back. Back photo added Oct. 4, see last photo in this post.)

The piece measures about 24" by 30".

Detail of the boat. 
The back of the art piece, which show the machine quilting so well.

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